Man City have been boosted by Paddy Power from 12/5 to 9/1 plus are offering free bets as the Premier League is now only whisker away.
The season is definitely starting with a bang with Chelsea 15/2( was 15/8), Man City 9/1 (was 12/5) Man Utd 16/1 (was 9/2), Arsenal 20/1 (was 6/1 ) and Liverpool a huge 30/1(was 11/2).all boosted before the big KO.
Manchester City will enter the new season as the Champions but they face a tough task retaining their title with competition likely to be even stronger than ever.
With Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all strengthening in key areas, the 2014/2015 season has the makings of being even more competitive than last season.
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Boosted from 12/5 to 9/1!
Paddy Power have enhanced the price on Man City to win the Premier League from 12/5 to a massive price of 9/1! PLUS have enhanced Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United! More details below!
The fact that City displayed all the hallmarks of Champions last season, evident none more so than in the title run when they kept their head to pounce on Liverpool’s slip up will help their cause.
That title success, even more so than their breakthrough win in 2011/2012 will stand the club good stead in the coming season. The confidence the title success will have instilled in the players and indeed the manager will generate an aura of invincibility around the club.
Unlike previous summers, the club have been very shrewd in the transfer market this summer.
The capture of Fernando Reges adds strength to an already strong midfield. The former Porto star is the stand out buy to date as the implications of UEFA’s FFP (financial fair play) restrictions hit home. Bacary Sagna and Willy Cabellero have both arrived on a free while former Chelsea starlet has joined the club in a bizarre loan deal as he bids to maintain his fitness ahead of his move to the City franchise, New York City.
The net £50 million spending has been managed with ease so far and even if Eliaquim Mangala or John Stones do arrive, the departure of some English born talent notably, Jack Rodwell, Michah Richards and Scott Sinclair will ensure that the target is met.
If last season was about Yaya Toure, this season could be about his partner Fernandinho.
The arrival of Fernando Reges and the defensive midfield traits he brings means that we could see more attacking play from Fernandinho.
The start of the summer was all about Toure and his reported unhappiness with the club. Talk of birthday cakes and lack of respect have now been cast to one side and it would appear that the player is happy to remain at the club.
The Ivory Coast star became only the second midfielder to score 20 Premier League goals in a season last time out, emulating the achievement of his new team-mate Lampard and while it will be difficult to emulate the success of last year, the former Barcelona man will still be a key player for City.
The on-going injury problems of Sergio Aguero and the doubts of Alvaro Negredo means that Stevan Jovetic will be a key man this year. The former Fiorentina man endured a difficult campaign last time out with injury hampering his progress but he has looked fit and sharp in pre-season.
While the focus for Pellegrini will be on securing back to back titles for the first time, reaching the latter stages of the Champions league will also be on the agenda. Domestic success has been achieved but alas to date that has not transformed onto the European stage something that the City owners will be keen to address.